To Boldly Scrub Where No One Has Scrubbed Before !

GroG's picture

WOOHOO ! .. 555 Tests a new record ..     And we've moved from A- to 

PS2 motor control

wkinne's picture

I am trying to get a ps2 joystick to control a motor through an arduino.
Can you please help ? 
Below is the code on the Arduino.


3D sound localization

Mats's picture

Some weeks ago we discussed about an interesting project that is called HARK. 

It's an open source project created by Honda Research Institute in Japan.

A few videos that describes what can be done: 

Don't worry if you don't speak Japanese, I think you still will be impressed: Watch it and be impressed.

Power Protection Systems for NOOBs

Ray.Edgley's picture
When you think of power protection, you first think of fuses or circuit breakers. While these are the most common devices used in both home and industry, they are far from being the only type of protection device.  Normally the fuse or circuit breaker will only be part of a larger protection system.

Terminator playing in the dark

astro's picture



I really appreciate the help of Grog and Mats to perform the Overlay filter, since I do not have much experience programming.

Terminated Overlay

GroG's picture

New overlay filter.  Thanks to astro for the idea and Mats for the direction :)

Still needs a little polish and maybe some thread safety.

The overlay filters looks like it will be loads of fun

The Robot with Two Brains

kyle.clinton's picture

With the great post from Astro that allowed me to get over the hurdle I was stuck on with streaming video I have been able to move forward with splitting Junior's processing to run on two computers. Currently he has a RaspPi3 with a Pi cam that is running MarySpeech, 2 OLED screens for his eyes and eventually motor controls for his head and neck which will be controlled from a I2C 16-channel servo controller. The Pi is also using uv4l to stream the video from the Pi Cam

Movidius compute stick

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I'm using the Raspberry PI3 as the "brain" in my InMoov. The main reason is that it's small and cheap.

I have successfully used the PI camera to stream video, and that works pretty well.

Depending on how you configure the camera, you can capture up to 90fps. So the camera is good.

AdafruitMotorShield - what the what ?

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I'm running the Test service which whips the auto-magic elves into looking in every nook & cranny for little bugs.  They found lots hiding in AdafruitMotorShield.  

I don't think its worked for years :P 

It relied on code being "injected" into MrlComm before being compiled and uploaded.  It also required the AdafruitMotorShield library to be included/compiled into the upload.

So how to get AdafruitMotorShield worky ?

Legs for InMoov to 3D print

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Hello all,

Get your printers warmed UP!! The legs I had created a long time ago for InMoov are ready to download.

Remember this modele is only for standing, I'm still working on the motorized version.